It's almost been lost amid all the recent focus on Ferrari, but on Monday Renault will enter an FIA Court of Appeal hearing in Paris in an attempt to ensure that its cars are able to compete in the European GP.
If the stewards' decision issued after the race in Hungary is upheld, then the one-race ban will go ahead and Fernando Alonso will be absent from one of the two races in his home country.
That will be a huge disaster for the team and its sponsors, the Spanish promoters, and arguably for the sport in general.
To re-cap, the penalty came after a botched pitstop resulted in Fernando Alonso returning to the track with the retaining device - which is supposed to turn and lock to secure the wheelnut - not properly place at the right front. He knew almost immediately that he was in trouble and initially reported a suspected puncture. Television images soon showed that it was more serious than that and later round the lap the wheel departed for good, fortunately bouncing off the track without doing any harm.
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